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Winter Sale (Soldes)

Paris only has two sanctioned sales during the year — in January and February just after the Christmas break and in July just before the August holiday.  The winter sale is in full swing through February 19, with many stores now in their second and third markdown.  Unlike sales in the U.S., stores are open mostly […]
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Ice Skating in Paris

What better way to experience the beauty of Paris in the winter than ice skating?  Several venues in Paris offer ice skating, either for a low fee or even for free.  The primary venue is located at Hotel de Ville. Every year this rink is packed with local Parisians, as well as, tourists who want to experience […]
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Winter In Paris

The City of Lights literally sparkles at night during the festive winter season, as the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Elysees and narrow streets of Paris glow with twinkling lights, Christmas ornaments and decorations through the New Year.  As with everything in Paris, style, flair and elegance permeate the city.  Parisian women wear fur coats and sleek leather boots, while […]
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New Year’s In Paris

If you are lucky enough to be in Paris for New Year’s, the difficulty is not finding out what to do but narrowing your choice of where to go. Notably, the metro is free until New Year’s early morning.   There is just too much to choose from, as the city stays up all night to welcome the […]
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Christmas Markets in Paris

Nothing exudes the spirit and festiveness of Christmas more than the traditional Christmas markets in Paris. Sip hot spiced wine while shopping for artisan cheeses, giant-sized ginger bread cookies, sausages, wines and other winter season specialties.  Each market has its own character, but it very much feels like being in Strasbourg, or the really charming […]
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Christmas In Paris

The City of Lights literally sparkles at night during the festive winter season, as the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Elysees and narrow streets of Paris glow with twinkling lights, Christmas ornaments and decorations through the New Year.  Share on Facebook
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